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The Spiritual Marriage

The Spiritual Marriage

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I reflect often on my childhood. I truly loved to read, and fairy tales were my favorite. Stories of “Love Conquers All” like Snow White and Cinderella. I used to pretend that I was Cinderella, meeting my prince and living happily ever after. Of course, after I grew up, I realized that those stories were only fiction, and that there was no such thing between a man and a woman. Yes, I was crushed, as I believed in true love until my late twenties.

What I finally understood, though, is that human nature is selfish. True love is selfless. It isn’t naturally possible for a human being to practice true love, because true love must be mutual. Try and find two selfless people in this world who are married, and there you will find true love. For if you can find a couple like that, you have found something far rarer than any precious stone. It would be like discovering an extinct dodo bird living in a remote forest somewhere or an undiscovered tropical island today; it would be a complete fluke of nature (serendipity).
I reflect often on my childhood. I truly loved to read, and fairy tales were my favorite. Stories of “Love Conquers All” like Snow White and Cinderella. I used to pretend that I was Cinderella, meeting my prince and living happily ever after. Of course, after I grew up, I realized that those stories were only fiction, and that there was no such thing between a man and a woman. Yes, I was crushed, as I believed in true love until my late twenties.

What I finally understood, though, is that human nature is selfish. True love is selfless. It isn’t naturally possible for a human being to practice true love, because true love must be mutual. Try and find two selfless people in this world who are married, and there you will find true love. For if you can find a couple like that, you have found something far rarer than any precious stone. It would be like discovering an extinct dodo bird living in a remote forest somewhere or an undiscovered tropical island today; it would be a complete fluke of nature (serendipity).

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The Spiritual Marriage
Spiritual Cohabitation
By Network Minister M. TichiClose this page to return
I reflect often on my childhood. I truly loved to read, and fairy tales were myfavorite. Stories of “Love Conquers All” like Snow White and Cinderella. Iused to pretend that I was Cinderella, meeting my prince and living happilyever after. Of course, after I grew up, I realized that those stories were onlyfiction, and that there was no such thing between a man and a woman. Yes, Iwas crushed, as I believed in true love until my late twenties.What I finally understood, though, is that human nature is selfish. True loveis selfless. It isn’t naturally possible for a human being to practice true love, because true love must be mutual. Try and find two selfless people in thisworld who are married, and there you will find true love. For 
if 
you can finda couple like that, you have found something far rarer than any preciousstone. It would be like discovering an extinct dodo bird living in a remoteforest somewhere or an undiscovered tropical island today; it would be acomplete fluke of nature (serendipity).However, I will tell you, now, that I was mistaken in assuming it doesn’texist at all. True love does exist, but not in the way we were taught to see it,that is, between man and woman in fairy tales. The union between humans is barely a fore-TASTE of what true love is REALLY all about; it merelyscratches the surface. True love is much deeper than that, much morefulfilling, and is eternal. Each of us have, inside of us, a longing for it, andwe spend a good deal of time looking for it, but how are we to find it if wedon’t know where to look 
?
Obviously, we aren’t going to find it with other ordinary human beings. That is a tried and tested truth. So, where else isthere
?
We should understand by now that true love is selfless. So in order to findtrue love, we must, also, become selfless, but by reason of spiritual love (not
 
lust) – which is our motive. Next, we must find another ONE who is selflessand also motivated by spiritual love. THEN, finally, we need to find another ONE who is eternal; which rules out human beings, so therefore, we canonly logically turn to YHWH, because only YHWH is eternal.When YHWH took the Ancient Israelites out of Egypt, HE was making amarriage arrangement for HIMSELF. The marriage vows were giventhrough Moses (in The Torah). The ancient Israelites were HIS betrothed,and HIS chosen bride-to-be. As soon as they were taken out of Egypt, they belonged to HIM. When they betrayed HIM by making the golden calf andworshipping it in front of HIM, the marriage was postponed. After they hadrepented of their act, and accepted their marriage vows (words of TheTorah), the wedding was back on, and YHWH took them into HIS house, thePromised Land where they
cohabitated
. There, HE did what any goodhusband would do; HE provided for and protected them. All he asked for was true love in return, selfless love. When they, Israel (now split into Israeland Judah), again committed spiritual adultery by worshipping other gods,HE sent them out of HIS house into Babylon, however, when the Israeliteshad finished their chastisement, HE took them back again, until they becameadulterers again, and again, until finally YHWH divorced them (first Israeland then Judah), and sent them out of HIS house
forever
. Physical Israel nolonger had HIM to provide for them and protect them, they were put away.This true love arrangement didn’t work out because it wasn’t mutual, one party was selfish. This is what it means to be unequally yoked.
Jeremiah 3:8
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israelcommitted adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce;yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played theharlot also.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for whatfellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and whatcommunion hath light with darkness?
 
After one is divorced from another, by reason of adultery (fornication), both parties are free to marry again, as they are no longer under the vow of theformer marriage. So, YHWH, being free to “remarry” (this is a spirituallesson) began to pursue a virtuous wife, who had been growing under HISguidance. When she becomes fully mature, a new wedding will take place.She is SPIRITUAL ISRAEL and is currently YHWH’s betrothed. If sheviolates her marriage vows, she will be divorced, too, but this she will notdo. She mutually and selflessly loves her husband. This is true love and thisis what it means to be equally yoked. She is waiting for YHWH to bring her into HIS house (cohabitation), which will occur when Messiah Yahshuacomes to tell her it is time. After Yahshua (YHWH's proxy) comes to get her,she will enjoy a “honeymoon” with her new husband for 1,000 years (theSabbath Millennium).
Deuteronomy 24:1-4
When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to passthat she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found someuncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, andgive it in her hand, and send her out of his house And when she isdeparted out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. Andif the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, andgiveth it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband,which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after thatshe is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD Yahweh: andthou shall not cause the land to sin, which the LORD Yahweh thyYahweh giveth thee for an inheritance.
Matthew 5:32
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, savingfor the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: andwhosoever shall marry her that is divorced (because of reason of spiritual adultery) , also, commits adultery.
2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he says, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored [assisted] thee: behold, now is the accepted

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